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Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm PST
of chicago. this year, now president obama addressed the same issue at his second inauguration. >> obama: our journey is not complete until all of our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. >> jennifer: sadly our children are not safe from harm. in fact, a 15-year-old girl who performed at that inauguration was killed yesterday by a shooter in chicago. she was shot in the back as she huddled under a canopy in a park seeking protection from a rain storm. she was only a mile from the president's home on chicago's south side. unbelievable. and from the streets of chicago to the halls of congress the debate continued today as wayne lapierre testified in senate hearings on gun violence. a question to wayne lapierre, dick durbin pointed directly to chuck's gun store. >> purchasers buy the guns there and they end up in the hands of criminals in chicago. we have to put an end to this. mr. lapierre some of your colleagues tell me senator you don't get t
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
and address issues. president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration reform plan. he promised the reform in his 2008 but failed to deliver it in his first term. >> cenk: the reason why he failed to deliver it, of course, the republicans opposed him. the republicans seem a little more open to reform now. let me show you why. 71% of latinos voted for president obama. only 27% voted for governor romney. all of a sudden the republicans are thinking, maybe the latinos are not so bad. interesting. i'm sure that they, of course, vote based on principle, though. let me show you what is in the proposal. four major goals, providing a means for citizenship to immigrants who are already here. number two coming out with an employment verification system to make sure employers do not hire those people who are in the country illegally. number three letting in more low-skill workers and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can show they couldn't recruit an u.s. citizen with the same skills. that's for corporate america. i'll explain that in a little bit. and number four, awarding gre
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Jan 29, 2013 9:00pm PST
and the white house actually come together and find a solution to one of our country's most contentious issues? according to president obama in las vegas today the timing couldn't be better. >> obama: the time has come for common sense comprehensive immigration reform. [ applause ] now is the time. >> john: actually it's way pastime for the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living and working in this country. and way too ahead of its time for tea party republicans who never heard of an undocumented immigrant that they didn't want deported but thanks to the president's overwhelming support from latino voters last november, republicans now seem willing to at least pretend to deal with the issue. as we reported last night a gang of six in the house is work on an immigration bill. one they hope to release before the state of the union address february 12th and a gang of eight in the senate has put forth its principles for immigration reform. principles which president obama said today are very much in line with his own. >> obama: smarter enforcement a pathway to earned citizenship improve
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Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
convinced mccain but his ideas did convince another influential politician, president obama. the two of them, president obama and chuck hagel toured iraq and afghanistan together in 2008. afterwards obama said in a they agreed on almost every foreign policy issue. there was even speculation that the president might tap hagel for vice president. well, that, of course, didn't happen but the president did get hagel's endorsement. maybe that's what accounts for some of john mccain's bitterness. mccain isn't the only one who is lining up against hagel though. senator lindsey graham, mccain mccain's new bff also took a shot. he brought up hagel's newest comment that, quote the jewish lobby intimidateed law makers. >> name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> jennifer: that, too went on and on. after the hearing graham, who up until that point had been none noncommittal told foreign policy magazine that he was unlikely to vo
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
out there, so, yes, this is a pressing issue right now. >> jennifer: let's listen for a second to president obama talking about the environment during his inaugural address. >> obama: we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ cheers and applause ] >> jennifer: well, in reality, of course, the president might have to rely on executive orders to get things done because there are so many people in the republican controlled house that don't believe in climate change at all. do you think, james, that there can be meaningful change with executive orders alone? >> this is the big question right now, isn't it? and just to step back one moment. it was important i think to mention just how prominent climate change was in that speech. i personally heard climate scientists and climate journalists cheering around the country. and it took eight sentences in the inaugural address. >> jennifer: woo! >> yeah but of course congress will be contrary to any big grand deals. i think pres
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Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
about one the top prior to issues with president obama and i think for the american people in this session of congress. >> that's climate change. joining us in studio bob deans is the communications director for the natural resources defense counsel. >> thanks for having me. >> bill: thank you. thanks for coming in. you didn't get the dress code i guess. >> i dress up now bill. >> peter: so much for casual fridays, man. >> bill: nice of you to raise the bar. >> peter: happy i just found a clean shirt this morning. >> bill: i have got to tell you a lot of republicans are saying today, today, you know, we need to do something about our party because we got schllacked by everybody but white males. bobby gendall of all people republican governor of louisiana who is room ordered to run and it may be next time. he was talking to a group of republicans in north carolina. he didn't pull any punches. he really said, man, this party has got to change. here he is. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. i am serious. it's time for a new repu
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Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm PST
's agricultural heart lands to remainries in the gulf. environmentalists have an issue because it is going to separate climate change. they're saying that if obama decides to sign this permit, he is basically going against what he said during the inauguration. let's take a look at what he did say about the climate change during the inauguration. >> we will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. [ applause ] >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> well, the reason why this is now making news today is because 53 of our u.s. senators have been urging obama to sign the permit. they don't care about what it's going to do to the climate. later, we'll talk about the financial aspects of this. michael hastierings, you ever more on this story. it's a little ridiculous. >> it's a 1700-mile pipeline. it's been delayed a number of times now but the governor of nebraska has just signed off
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Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
to help republicans? nah, i don't think so. all right, into that and a whole mess of other issues but first here we get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson standing by in our studios in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. today, president obama unveils his own new plan for immigration reform he's speaking in las vegas at 11:55 this morning and we're expecting this to be a more liberal plan than the blueprint the senate laid out yesterday. as bill mentioned a group of eight bipartisan senators have been work behind closed doors and finally released their new plan yesterday on capitol hill. some three basic bullet points from that plan, it would provide a path to probationary legal status for most of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants provided they do not have a criminal background. it would also call for a way to it's allow low-skilled immigrants like farm workers to enter the country but only when the economy is good and the details on how it would exactly go about that are still a bit fuzzy. it would call for a mandatory
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
, by supportingly as actively as you did barack obama you also put yourself in a category of intolerance on issues like entitlement culture, when you yourself were born in the south bronx and you made it on your own, the entitlement culture now extends to 50% of the american homes. all right? huge rise in it. so you are putting yourself in that bracket by supporting the democratic party through barack obama who seems their values are different than yours, general. >> stephanie: wow. he just wanted to lecture him. >> wow. >> i don't know why anybody of seriousness would ever go on o'reilly's show. this is the likely treatment you would get. >> stephanie: yeah. >> i liked all of those things that bill mentioned that make colin powell's who he is there is nothing in bill o'reilly's character that is a match. bill o'reilly obviously doesn't know what he is talking about, but he is part of the same group of people at fox news that claimed that colin powell only endorsed -- that he only endorsed president obama because they were both black. >> stephanie: yeah. yeah. sean hannity on the
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Jan 25, 2013 10:00pm PST
of 2009. >> it gets to this most boring issue in the world back to the monetary and the crazy dollar destroyed nixon destroyed jimmy carter undermined george bush and none of them knew what hit them. president obama has no appreciation that the volatile dollar that the fed has done is making his task infinitely more difficult. they don't understand it. it has not been taught for decades in the schools. the eyes roll over when it comes up. who shot up lately. so by default bad things happen. >> gavin: some are concerned about money in politics, and the rise of the super pacs. we always had indulgences with wealthy people on both sides with independent ex-pen expenditures. is this healthy for our democracy? are you concerned honestly are you a little bit concerned about what is happening? >> what should be done is take that 76 law which put caps on giving and then the supreme court syd no for individuals and going down this path for 30 years. just throw the whole thing out. from my own personal experience i can tell you that election laws are in rival of tax laws in complexity. i've al
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
issue that will see some action even before gun control out of the congress this year. president obama's also going to be talking about that tomorrow. and on the international scene, very, very incredibly trallingtic news out of brazil where a blaze in a nightclub down there eerily reminiscent of the nightclub fire up in rhode island. what was that? just south of providence road eye island that was caused by pyrotechnics, fireworks inside of a building that the band had set off. the same thing happened in this not club in brazil. about 230 lost their lives the latest report on that. a whole lot more. we are coming to you live on your local progressive talk radio station on siriusx xm this hour only and on current tv. good to have you with us. we invite you to join the conversation any time either by phone, 866-55-press, or on twitter. follow us on getter and talk to us on twitter @bpshow or at facebook.com/billpress facebook.com/billpressshow, whatever portal, we love to hear from you and make you a part of the program. and you will join team press here
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Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
immigration reform and gun control, the two big issues in front of the senate. and what else is going on? >> bill it seems like just last week we were seeing president obama being sworn into his second term in office. 60% of americans view president obama favorably. this is the highest he has seen since 2009. that was the first year of his first term. he had 79%. >> bill: well, yeah. >> that is a big deal. >> bill: 60 is huge for a president at this time and i'll tell you why, it is because he is leading. he is taking the initiative. he is tough, and he is out there fighting the good fight unlike the barack obama we saw in the first term where he was always trying to compromise -- >> and this was done after his inauguration speech. so people responded positively to that. so if he needs any proof that he needs to really deliver those promises -- >> bill: yeah, it is working. he is in the driver's seat now. >> absolutely. >> bill: richard down in palm beach, florida. >> caller: good morning. i just wanted to say don't be surprised if the republicans push back on immigrat
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